We went in October for 12 days for our honeymoon. The island is like paradise. Great place if you just want to relax. Upon arrival we had a bottle of wine and fruit at our accommodation. Nearing the end of the first week we came down with diarrhoea, sickness and a fever. So many families were also getting it, including the couple next to us, and by the time we left the island it was spreading fast. You could spot the ill tourists as they were eating rice and bread for meal times and also talking about it. They had sold out of diarrhoea tablets in the shop (as we ran out) so paid $125 to see the island doctor. It didn't help that the hygiene was appalling on the island. The room boys only sweep the floor and change the towels/bed sheets. No bathroom cleaner was ever used so we ended up cleaning our own floor to try and get rid of the sickness bug. The only hand santisers were in the public toilets and the restaurants. Reception was very dismissive of the illness and some of the reception staff were very rude. Unfortunatley we went home still unwell - maybe if the hygene was better then it wouldn't have happened.
All inclusive - I don't think so. You rooms have a fridge which is about $9 for a tiny bottle of vodka. You only get one free bottle of water per day at your accommodation so if you want any more drinks then you either have to walk to the bars to receive the all inclusive which was 7min walk from ours or you pay for bottled drinks. The cheapest bottle of red wine was about $35 and I do not expect to pay this when I am on my Honeymoon and would like a quiet, alcoholic drink with my new husband at my accommodation. We paid for all inclusive. I thought this was appalling. On our introduction talk on the island they explained that drinks back to the accommodation is due to health and safety. I think it is more of the fact that it is more tidying up for the staff and they get more money out of tourists.
The sunset cruise was good and also the introduction to snorkelling but be careful of the other trips available as they are not worth the money.
With some sun, great tourist people to meet and a relaxing time then it was a good holiday but we wouldn't return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island of Kuredu, in Lhaviyani Atoll. It is 1800 meters long by 325 meters wide, about 57 Hectares (143 acres). Your seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport is a scenic, 40 minute flight. The 383 Rooms include 10 Sultan Pool Villas including 1 Villa Family Suite, 50 Sangu Water Villas including 1 Honeymoon Suite, 100 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, 93 Beach Villas, 90 Beach Bungalows & 40 Garden Bungalows. ... more less
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- Kuredu Maldives
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